Mars Flame Sniper
Maazu Fureimu Sunaipaa
Mars Arrow (manga only)
Mars Flame Sniper is an attack Super Sailor Mars uses in the manga, anime, musicals and video games. In the Cloverway dub, it was called Mars Flame Shooter.
Sailor Mars used the Mars Arrow to fire a flaming arrow at her enemies. She gained this ability after transforming into her Super Sailor form with the Mars Crystal.
This attack was first used in the Burning Passion! Mars' Furious Deadly Attack episode of the original anime, against ManeMane Musume. To perform this attack, she summoned a fiery bow and arrow, then shot the arrow toward her target. It also burns things until turned into ashes like Bananu's flute.
In the Cloverway dub, it was mistakenly called Mars Fire Shooter but in the movie it retains its name.
In the musicals, this attack was performed without any item at all, similar to the anime, except when it first appeared in Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni..., where it was performed with the Mars Arrow.
Mars Flame Sniper appeared in several video games, including
- Sailor Moon SuperS: Fuwa Fuwa Panic
- Sailor Moon Sailor Stars: Fuwa Fuwa Panic 2
- Sailor Moon SuperS: Zenin Sanka!! Shuyaku Soudatsusen
- In episode 171, when Mars used this move, the fired arrow had a cross-shaped point, while the animated sequence featured it flat-shaped.
- Mars’s bow is a reference to Mars, the Roman god of war. He was also occasionally associated with fire and flame. His son with Venus, Cupid, also carried a shortbow and arrow. In addition, mikos (Shinto priestesses, which Rei is) were well-known for their archery and occasionally exorcised demons with arrows.
- It is implied that Mars is left-handed as she draws the bow with her left hand.